Honey Habanero Chicken

Honey habanero baked chicken drumsticks! Honey, lime, garlic and habanero marinade for easy baked drumsticks

Seems like a weird thing to be eating (and sharing) since I’ve been doing so much vegetarian or near-vegetarian cooking lately, and chicken drumsticks are definitely the exact opposite of that. But last week I saw a pack of organic fancy chicken drumsticks on sale for two dollars because they needed to be eaten, like, yesterday, so…

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Chorizo Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Chorizo spiced pork tenderloin - the flavors of chorizo sausage put into a marinade for a lean pork tenderloin. This is easy enough for a weeknight meal and fancy enough for company

Based on my chorizo recipe from The Breakfast Taco Book, this chorizo spiced pork tenderloin is marinated in chiles, vinegar, garlic and spices. The trick to a good pork tenderloin is not to over cook it. I know it’s tempting to roast it until it’s fully gray inside, but don’t! Leave it a little pink…

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Vegetarian Sopes

Vegetarian sopes with guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, crisp fried ancho chile strips and cotija cheese. Easily converts to a vegan sopes recipe, too! Sopes are a thick corn tortilla shell filled with anything you like and they make an easy weeknight meal.

Sweet jebus, this is the best vegetarian recipe I’ve ever come up with in my entire life, I think. Sopes are kind of a thick corn tortilla “boat” filled with all kinds of stuff, but usually there’s some refried beans involved. I used guacamole for these vegetarian sopes but feel free to swap that for…

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Vegan Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce

Vegan Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce. Vegetable enchiladas filled with carrots, corn, kale and mushrooms. Creamy vegan sauce made of cashews and roasted poblano peppers

I get a lot of recipe inspiration from restaurants (see last week’s broccoli with mint pesto). And as much as I do enjoy cooking, I also enjoy not cooking . People are sometimes surprised that Chris and I eat out (hehe) pretty often — or, to me it seems often, but is two or three…

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Shrimp and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

shrimp sweet potato quesadillas make a healthy, quick dinner or lunch. Also a great way to use up leftover shrimp

Couple things I’ve figured out by now are that quesadillas are a perfect vessel to use up any and every bit of leftover-whatever that you have in your fridgerator and also, quesadillas are the perfect thing to make whenever you are too tired, too irritated or too drunk to give a shit about cooking dinner…

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Salsa Chicken

Salsa chicken recipe for shredded chicken tacos or burritos. Simple homemade salsa makes this extra delicious

Oh man, this week’s been a blur-and-a-half! I shared a little about what we’ve been up to lately earlier in the week (meals to make when you’re in a hurry sure saved my ass!) and next week is going to be even crazier. We start filming our pilot on Monday and will be working 12+…

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Slow Cooker Puerco Verde

Slow cooker puerco verde is a delicious, warm supper for a cold night. If you don’t have a slow cooker, or don’t have 10 hours to kill, I’ve included directions for stovetop puerco verde, as well. “Green pork” is basically a pork roast cooked down in salsa verde. Use my recipe for the salsa or buy…

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Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Instant pot (or stovetop) turkey chili with chipotle en adobo and beans

About a month ago, Chris and I decided to cut out beef from our diets for no other reason, really, than that our dog’s face reminds us of a Jersey cow and it seems sad to eat something that looks like Mr. Banjo. As a result, we’ve been eating more vegetarian meals and a whole…

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Vegan “Beef” Enchiladas

Vegan "beef" enchiladas! Homemade filling with mushrooms, pecans and refried beans topped with homemade vegan Tex-Mex enchilada sauce

I didn’t exactly set out to make a vegan beef enchilada recipe, but that’s what I ended up with. I really just wanted to make some kind of vegan enchiladas but as it turns out, the filling made with mushrooms, pecans and beans is very reminiscent of ground beef. Who knew. It even looks convincing!…

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